Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Constitutional Op-Ed Rejected by WashPost

Some speech is freer than others

Thank you for your submission.  I think this piece will be a better fit for
the Letters to the Editor section and have passed it along to them.  You'll
hear back if Letters to the Editor wants to publish it.  Thank you.  Rachel
Manteuffel, Editorial Aide, The Washington Post

Legal Immigration
By Richard "Ricardo Carlos" Charles
Candidate Nominated for US Representative
Las Vegas, Nevada District 1

In their 12 July 2014 WashPost.com article, 'Border crisis scrambling the politics of immigration policy,' Karen Tumulty, David Nakamura and Dan Balz earned 4363 comments as of this writing.

Many comments were poignant reminders and warnings:
Although America is a melting pot, we are also a nation of laws, under our Constitution.

The 1789 oath of office to support our Constitution was broadened during the Civil War to include all federal employees:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic"... 

On this 17 September 2014, we can celebrate Constitutional principles that guided US to prosperity for most of our 227 years, or we can ignore them at our peril.

Our perspective is as old school candidate for Congress, Representing Las Vegas, NV, a city and state not unfamiliar with illegal immigration, its consequences and costs. 

We represent the majority as a Constitutional Independent, when as many as three quarters of Americans are not voting for either party's candidate with policies they do not like.

An architect of our Constitution and Washington DC, not buried in his tomb two stories under the Capitol Rotunda, warned in his farewell address against “the baneful effects of the spirit of party”.

We the People are increasingly concerned Washington, DC has too much party politics as usual, and not enough Constitutional government. We are well beyond the blame game with excuses not to govern.

Rather than our Congress, Courts and President insufficiently engaged in the border crisis, it appears they were the cause of it.

The DHS advertised “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children” last January.

Someone paid their $7000 Coyote fees. 

Many local, county and state public servants are all too aware of the high costs of illegals.

Federal public servants too long ignored Constitutional mandates "to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States...calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions...The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and against domestic violence."

Nowhere in our Constitution does it say taxpayers must give free rides to immigrants, no matter how needy, particularly for criminal diseased illegal immigrants, whether or not they are children or refugees. (Some of them appear as adults with gang tattoos.)

Our Constitution requires our public servants to "execute the Laws" and "repel invasions."

Our laws to secure the border are not being executed.

Since US Rep Davy Crockett served in the Texas Revolution and died defending the Alamo against foreign invasion, his apocryphal warning to Congress, "Not Yours to Give," made clear that Charity at taxpayer expense is not the function of government.

If billionaires wish to write Op-Eds for government largesse to immigrants over citizens, let them give deeply and freely from their tax-free foundations, not on the backs and out of the pockets of working Americans, whose real wages declined since 1972 with the longstanding border crisis including Cubans, Haitians and others.

In fact, because of warfare and welfare budget deficits growing faster than our economy and population, we devoutly need more economy in government and less government in economy.

Our Constitution requires our public servants to "pay the debts", something not done in full since Andrew Jackson was 7th President, threatened with impeachment in March 1834.

Can we really borrow, spend and tax our way to peace and prosperity?

Today there are 2.2 Billion children in the world, most of them poor. Most taxpayers face fiscal reality.

With a National Debt of $151,346 per taxpayer, total debts of $757,394 per family and unfunded US liabilities of $122 Trillion on USDebtClock.org, isn't it well beyond time we turned to the basic Constitutional principles of economy, reality and union in government that made US great and prosperous?

If our public servants do not obey the oath of office, "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."  We called for that last year when we decided to serve our country by doing battle against the DC Goliath. 
Richard “Ricardo Carlos” Charles is the Libertarian Nominee in Las Vegas, Nevada District 1 for US Representative. He worked as chaplain, community psychologist, and financed small businesses for a living wage. One of them, a medical device business, grew well, went public, was acquired and taken private for $11.4 Billion. In a previous race for Congress he was endorsed by Ron Paul.

Here's what We The People can do here now:

2014: It's time to work to elect Constitutional Independent Representatives 

not funded by special interests.


Richard <Ricardo Carlos> Charles 

Now voters may better appreciate why we are taking 
on the responsibility of the Nevada Libertarian Party 
nominated Common Sense Fresh Start Politics of 
Prosperity Constitutional Campaign for 
US Representative in Las Vegas District 1.  

Join the campaign for Constitutional Government with 
more Justice, Life, Liberty, Peace and Prosperity for All.

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